Catholic Life

Youth worker gains fame through banner

Niamh Moloney and friends

If prizes were handed out for the wittiest banner in support of the Pope then Niamh Moloney would surely have swept the board.

The Northampton diocesan youth worker and her friends amused millions when television cameras captured them waving banners bearing such slogans as, “We love you Papa more than beans on toast” and “Catholic über alles” at Cofton Park. She also carried a placard saying: “Give it some welly for the Pope in the park” – devised to match her colourful boots.

“We just wanted to make some joyful noise because there was so much negative stuff,” said Miss Moloney, 25.